SMILES is a molecular (chemical) system of dyes, which impart color, embedded into larger frameworks, to sustain the color and brightness for practical purposes and is a part of a molecular and material design framework. The applications include more efficient lasers, solar cells, and bioimaging technologies. Development of the SMILES system is being led by Prof. Amar Flood with support from UITS’s Dr. Sudhakar Pamidighantam of the Cyberinfrastructure Integration Research Center, part of the Pervasive Technology Institute.
Description of Duties:
The project is to create an open data portal for a SMILES molecular science community that would be open for receiving data on these molecular systems and related data from experiments and computations and potentially interoperate with other data systems in an automated and semi-automated ways.
- Familiarity with application development and deployment on Linux operating systems.
Project Supervisor: Dr. Sudhakar Pamidighantam, Marlon Pierce
Home Campus: Bloomington
Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating "SMILES Data Inventory Project Intern" and resume including skills relevant to project requirements to:
Additional Project Information
Prof. Flood’s research in this area has received significant attention from numerous scientific news outlets. Providing IT infrastructure to support this scientific research is an excellent student opportunity.
Eureka Alert: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/cp-cct073020.php
UK Paper - The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/brightest-material-everfluorescent-
Phys Org: https://phys.org/news/2020-08-chemists-brightest-ever-fluorescent-materials.html
Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200806111859.htm
Inverse (Sarah Wells): https://www.inverse.com/innovation/blindingly-bright-fluorescent-materials-study
New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2251234-super-bright-fluorescent-solids-can-be-3dprinted-in-any-shape/
Optics and Photonics News: https://www.osa.opn.org/home/newsroom/2020/august/fluorescent_materials_glow_bright/
Australia Broadcast Corporation (ABC): https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-08-07/brightest-materials-made-byhumans/
Science Friday (Charles Bergquist): https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/day-glo-fluorescent/, https://www.npr.org/podcasts/583350334/science-friday
Chemistry Views: https://www.chemistryviews.org/details/news/11259533/Keeping_Dye_Molecules_Apart_Leads_to_Bright_Fluorescent_Materials.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter